WORLD CUP winner Papu Gomez has immortalised Argentina team-mate Emi Martinez by getting a tattoo of his iconic final save.

The Aston Villa pulled off a jaw-dropping save to deny France striker Randal Kolo Muani a last-gasp extra-time winner.

Papu Gomez paid tribute to Emi Martinez with his new tattoo

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Papu Gomez paid tribute to Emi Martinez with his new tattooCredit: Reuters
The tattoo of the save also includes the time in which it occurred

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The tattoo of the save also includes the time in which it occurred
Gomez got ink of the World Cup and three stars to reflect Argentina's wins

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Gomez got ink of the World Cup and three stars to reflect Argentina’s wins
The forward also got an image of his Argentina shirt and number

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The forward also got an image of his Argentina shirt and number

Muani was through one-on-one but Martinez stretched out his left leg to keep the score level at 3-3.

The keeper was also the hero in the shoot-out after saving Kinglsey Coman’s spot-kick and Gomez paid tribute to his team-mate.

The Sevilla star, 34, unveiled a series of World Cup tattoos in a recent Instagram post.

One depicts Martinez saving Muani’s strike as well as the minute and second it happened in.

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Martinez was very appreciative of the gesture and left a touching comment under the forward’s post.

It read: “I love you ❤️.”

Gomez got two other tattoos – one of the World Cup trophy and one of his Argentina shirt and number 17.

Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico told Gomez that he “loved” his new ink which complements his existing tattoos, including an elephant and Pikachu.

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Several Argentina stars have commemorated the World Cup win by getting tattoos, including Angel Di Maria.

The winger got a huge image of the World Cup trophy inked on his thigh, with the Argentinian “Sun of May” featuring behind the trophy.

Martinez also got a tattoo of the World Cup trophy in the exact same spot on his leg that he made the save from Muani.

Martinez's save was crucial

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Martinez’s save was crucialCredit: Getty



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